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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

Un été inoubliable (original title)
Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucian Pintilie

Writers:

Lucian Pintilie (scenario), Petru Dumitriu (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Capt. Petre Dumitriu
Olga Tudorache Olga Tudorache ... Mme. Vorvoreanu
George Constantin George Constantin ... Gen. Tchilibia
Ion Pavlescu Ion Pavlescu ... Serban Lescari
Marcel Iures ... Gen. Ipsilanti
Razvan Vasilescu ... Lt. Turtureanu
Cornel Scripcaru Cornel Scripcaru
Tamara Cretulescu Tamara Cretulescu
Carmen Ungureanu Carmen Ungureanu
Mihai Constantin Mihai Constantin
Ioan Gyuri Pascu Ioan Gyuri Pascu ... (as Ghyuri Pascu)
Dragos Pîslaru Dragos Pîslaru
Dorina Lazar Dorina Lazar
Beatha Fülop Beatha Fülop
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Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous outpost on the frontier between Bulgaria and Romania where their relationship and humanity are severely tested. Written by MK2 Films

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian | French | English

Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un verano inolvidable See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$65,352
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In a 2002 interview for WENN, Kristin Scott Thomas stated that this is the film that she is the most proud of and views it as the peak of her career. In a 2015 interview for Gloucester Citizen, she cited An Unforgettable Summer as one of the films that she's most proud of alongside The English Patient (1996) and Only God Forgives (2013). See more »

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I can't think of a better one line summary than the title itself...
2 February 2001 | by silviu_mSee all my reviews

Most of the action unfolds in a remote, dry, semi-deserted place, a romanian military outpost at the border with Bulgaria. Out of this world, comes Kristin Scott Thomas, a summer breeze, lively, hopeful, and somewhat unexpectedly devoted to her husband. She does not hesitate to follow him to his post, in the middle of nowhere. She could live happily anywhere. Her good faith and kindness are unusual in that land. Indeed an unforgettable summer for those who met her, and for the viewers too. But sad, often outrageous things happen in that region. Orders must be carried out, innocent prisoners must shot. Things that no one can stop, or change. Not even a bright and genuinely hopeful character as that of Kristin Scott Thomas. She ends up drinking, we are told...And all is the same, and will probably stay the same. A lost hope...A defeat. A pessimistic movie for those who come from there. Though well made, with very good, solid performances, it is unlikely that this movie will be of much interest to non-romanian audiences. Kristin Scott Thomas: a super intelligent actress, under-rated by far.


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